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Omaha Public Power District

Get paid up to $95.

Nest thermostats learn what temperatures you like so they can keep you comfortable and help you save energy. With Rush Hour Rewards, you can get rewarded for using less energy when everyone else is using more. And, by enrolling, your Nest thermostat can do it for you automatically, but you will always remain in control.

Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) will give you a $75 bill credit for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. And if you stay enrolled through the season you’ll receive an additional $20.

You need to be an OPPD customer with central air conditioning and/or heat pump to participate. 

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Program Details

OPPD will give you a $75 bill credit for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. Plus, you’ll receive an additional $20 bill credit after the season ends if you stay enrolled.

  • There can be multiple rush hour events throughout the year. Rush hour events can consist of a pre-cooling period in the summer or pre-heating period in the winter to make your home more comfortable and a period of time when your energy usage is reduced.
  • Energy rush hours can occur at any time of year between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
  • There can be multiple rush hour events per day.
  • In the unlikely situation of a critical need on the electric grid, OPPD may need to call a critical rush hour event. Critical rush hour events can occur at any time of day.
  • If you’re currently participating in OPPD’s Cool Smart Program, you will be unenrolled from that program when you sign up for Rush Hour Rewards. An OPPD certified electrical contractor will remove the Cool Smart device at no additional cost to you in about 15 business days. If you want to schedule an appointment for the removal, please email customerservice@oppd.com.

Your program details may differ based on your utility. Additional details may be found on your utility’s website.

Here's how it works:

Rush hour events happen when there’s unusually high demand on the grid. During these events, your Nest thermostat will adjust your home’s temperature by up to 4 degrees F, helping you to use less energy on heating or cooling during that time. If you start to feel uncomfortable, you can stop participating at any time by changing the temperature.

Learn more about Rush Hour Rewards.

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